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The Dreams of the Sleeping Knight

The Dreams of the Sleeping Knight
A Metaphor for the Unconscious

Magazine / culture
The legend of the sleeping knight, who will one day awaken as a saviour, appears in various myths. How can we interpret it? Monika Waraxa

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Flight to Nowhere

Flight to Nowhere
Tourism, Gentrification and COVID-19

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After a year of the pandemic, how might we change our travel and tourism habits going forward? Is this even possible in the face of gentrification? Mat Schulz
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Touching, Seeing, Talking

Touching, Seeing, Talking
On Self-Isolating and Mental Health

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The pandemic has taken an especially heavy toll on those with mental health conditions. Is it possible to find a solution to isolation within the online sphere of the internet? Agata Pyzik
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The Universe Works Like a Huge Human Brain, Discover Scientists
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The Universe Works Like a Huge Human Brain, Discover Scientists

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A new study found similarities between the human brain and the cosmic network of galaxies. Paul Ratner

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Zero at the Bone

Zero at the Bone

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Balarama Heller’s project “Zero at The Bone” presents an eerie view of primordial, reptilian life in the Everglades. An oft-documented area, Heller’s project is altogether unique: choosing to shoot in the darkness of night, when the outline of the familiar is dimmed, Heller draws on “symbolism and the haptic” to present the relationship between predator and prey as nebulous.

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Digital Paradise
Photography

Digital Paradise
An Interview with Wojtek Wieteska and Ania Diduch

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Photographer Wojtek Wieteska and curator Ania Diduch talk about their exhibition “Paradise 101” at the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Kraków. Joanna Kinowska
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29th March 1857

29th March 1857
Anniversary of the Month

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On this day in 1857, a young Indian soldier in an infantry regiment of the British East India Company decided to take a stand against his British masters. His actions kickstarted a major rebellion. Adam Węgłowski
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March in History

March in History
Diary of an Eternal Pessimist

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Our eternally pessimistic correspondent gives his historical highlights for the month of March. Adam Węgłowski

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Kopkiewicz

Why the New Year Starts in Mid-Winter

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The Julian New Year starts right in the middle of winter. How can the sparrows from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Story of the Year” help us understand this?
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The New History of the Milky Way

The New History of the Milky Way

Reading / science
Over the past two years, astronomers have rewritten the story of our galaxy. Charlie Wood/Quanta Magazine

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How Was I Supposed to Not Know?

How Was I Supposed to Not Know?
A Personal Journey Across Buddhism (Part 2)

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An author and practising Buddhist discusses his manyfold spiritual path – and how he chose which school to follow – in the second part of our new series about Buddhism. Juliusz Strachota
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A Puzzling Artwork (10)

A Puzzling Artwork (10)

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We present a quiz series involving a mysterious image connected to an artist. The featured work of this week’s artist is itself one of art history’s most puzzling paintings. Tomasz Wichrowski
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The Fabulous Bryan Boys
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The Fabulous Bryan Boys
Tennis’s Champion Twins

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Mike and Bob Bryan don’t exist as single entities. They are the Bryan brothers – the twins who became the best tennis doubles team of all time. Andrzej Kula

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When Will You Die?

When Will You Die?
Personality Test

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Reveal when you’re going to die – or, indeed, if you’re already dead – in this personality quiz from the Everything’s Gonna Be Alright trio.  Everything's Gonna Be Alright
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Revolutionary Stillness

Revolutionary Stillness
Meditation as Subversion

Magazine / society
In a chaotic society where work, success and profit reign supreme, the act of meditation may prove to be revolutionary. Marcin Polak

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The Cabinet of Earthly Delights

The Cabinet of Earthly Delights
Wilhelm Reich’s Sexual Revolution

Magazine / science
With his orgone accumulator, Wilhelm Reich intended to heal the world through a sexual revolution. In reality, it was not quite as profound. Agnieszka Fiedorowicz
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Mount Tenzing
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Mount Tenzing
The First Man on Everest

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Tenzing Norgay was the first to climb Mount Everest, alongside Edmund Hillary. This was an incredible feat, even for a Sherpa. Andrzej Kula

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A Puzzling Artwork (11)

A Puzzling Artwork (11)

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We present a quiz series involving a mysterious image connected to an artist. The featured work of this week’s artist is an early example of US land art. Tomasz Wichrowski
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A Cooperative Utopia

A Cooperative Utopia
Ubuntu and Contributionism

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In looking towards a more utopian society, we might consider the African philosophy of ubuntu, as well as Michael Tellinger’s concept of contributionism. Agnieszka Drotkiewicz

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Small Steps Towards a Better World

Small Steps Towards a Better World
The Life of Refugees in Greece

Reading / society
In Thessaloniki, life is difficult for both refugees and those seeking asylum. Yet there are plenty of local projects that inspire hope for these migrants in Greece. Katarzyna Rodacka
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Never Stop Trying

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Next Stop: Maturity

Mikołaj
Łoziński
Mikołaj Łoziński
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Dorota
Danielewicz
Dorota Danielewicz

Sisyphus Is a Woman

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Delighted Man
Mind the climate

Delighted Man
The Metaphysics of Nature Conservation

Magazine / science
Nature conservation is not simply a matter of being conscious about the environment – it also raises metaphysical questions. Michał Książek
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The Power of Narrative
Mind the climate

The Power of Narrative
An Interview with Andri Snær Magnason

Magazine / society
Icelandic writer Andri Snær Magnason talks about how to write about climate change, the intersection of death and nature, and Iceland’s sacred cow. Maria Hawranek
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Growth Is Killing Us
Mind the climate

Growth Is Killing Us
An Interview with Jason Hickel

Magazine / society
Economic anthropologist Jason Hickel talks about the pitfalls of growth, and how we can pursue an economic model that protects human wellbeing and the environment. Paulina Wilk
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The Subterranean Brain of the Forest
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The Subterranean Brain of the Forest
How Trees Communicate

Magazine / science
The forest is full of life, not only in the green leaves that burst out of tree crowns, but also underground, where a dense collection of roots and fungi form a communication network. Maria Hawranek

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What Does the Amazon Rainforest Have to Say? ♫

What Does the Amazon Rainforest Have to Say? ♫

Media / Audio
American acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton takes us on a sound trip to the first quiet park on Earth, where we can hear the gentle sounds of the Zabalo River, nestled deep in the Amazon rainforest.
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Mr Barker, Oedipuss and Us ♫

Mr Barker, Oedipuss and Us ♫

Media / Audio
We have more in common with cats and dogs than some people think – especially when it comes to cheekily deceiving each other. Original text by Ludwika Włodek.
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The Oak Chronicles ♫

The Oak Chronicles ♫

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An encounter with an ancient oak tree named Bartek, as experienced and retold by a biologist and poet. Original text by Urszula Zajączkowska.
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Life in a Sealed Jar. A Brief History of Terrariums ♫

Life in a Sealed Jar. A Brief History of Terrariums ♫

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Closed terrariums are currently in vogue for urban gardeners, but their history runs all the way back to 19th-century botany. Original text by Joanna Dobkowska.

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Magdalena Róża
Skoczewska

Feel and Understand

Reading / science
By taking a mindful approach to what is happening, we can situate ourselves in the here and now – and get to the heart of the problem.
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Study Finds Matriarchal Societies Are Good For Women's Health
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Study Finds Matriarchal Societies Are Good For Women's Health

Reading / science
A study of the Mosuo women, known for their matriarchy, suggests that gender roles can influence our health outcomes. Scotty Hendricks
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Culinary Kindness

Culinary Kindness
A Silver Lining in Difficult Times

Magazine / society
Amid lockdown and social isolation, our writer discovered that the kindness of others is still alive and well – especially in the kitchen. Monika Kucia
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Gingerbread Therapy

Gingerbread Therapy
Coping with Christmas Alone

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Faced with the prospect of a lonely Christmas, our writer found sentimental comfort in baking her own gingerbread cake. Monika Kucia